Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Nixons Nixed

Richard Nixon's descendants have been kicked out of The Society of The Ark and The Dove—a heritage society celebrating the first two ships bringing settlers to Lord Baltimore's colony in Maryland. Recent research shows that Thomas Price, Nixon's qualifying ancestor, missed the boat in 1633, and came on a later voyage.

Donna Valley Russell, a verifying genealogist for the society, has gotten some flak from Price descendants.

"Some of them don't want to talk to me anymore," Russell said. "You can understand why. But genealogy is a growing field. It is important to be more scientific." [Link]
Watch for Russell's forthcoming book, All the President's Immigrant Ancestors.

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